Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

Campaign to Save Our Mothers and Babies (CSOMB)

CSOMB, sponsored by the Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative, is a grassroots network of organizations and individuals who utilize a collective impact approach to address persistent racial disparities in infant and maternal health outcomes throughout the state. Find out more here.

The Perinatal Education Toolkit

This online provider resource offers information for the Preconception, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Interconception periods. Find the resource here.

Watch an archived, informational webinar on the new resource.

Text4Baby 

Text4baby is a free mobile health service designed to promote maternal and child health through weekly text messaging, provided by Zero to Three. Find more about this important resource for expecting and new mothers.

2017 Initiative Policy Priorities

 

NEWS FROM THE Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

Black mothers in Illinois are 48% more likely to have a preterm birth and 2.8 more times more likely to lose their baby in their first year of life compared to white women. Additionally, the rate of maternal mortality for black women is over three times that of white women. These disparities are linked to the "chronic stress triggered by racism and discrimination."

RESOURCES FROM THE Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

The Maternal and Infant Initiative and partners offer webinars to educate advocates on resources, updates, and opportunities from the field. These webinars are free and open to the public, past webinars and materials are made available for the public and hosted by EverThrive IL. 

 

Upcoming Webinars